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Rental-unit inspections, registration would be required under ordinance

By Charles Maldonado The Lens City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell says she is considering introducing an ordinance that would require many landlords to register their properties

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La.’s coastal restoration efforts imperiled by Pres. Obama’s budget proposal

By Bob Marshall The Lens President Obama’s unexpected budget proposal to stop sending a portion of federal offshore mineral royalties to Gulf states could cripple

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Stingray technology, New crime-fighting tool secretly monitors cell phones
By Marjorie R. Esman Guest Columnist The American public faces yet another threat to our privacy in the form of a cell phone tracking device commonly referred to in law enforcement circles ...
Most Americans believe BP should pay maximum oil spill fines
A new national survey found that 70 percent of Americans polled nationwide believe “BP should be fined the maximum amount allowed under the Clean Water Act” for its role in ...
FEMA adds $1.5M to housing project funding
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer Eighteen months after breaking ground on the redevelopment of ...
NOPD unveils plan to keep city safe during Mardi Gras
‘Bourbon Street brawl’ video goes viral Just four days after a video of a violent Bourbon Street brawl went viral and added to anxiety about the safety of the French Quarter ...
"Memory as Medicine," Radcliffe Bailey. Photo: Courtesy of the High Museum of Art
CAC launches guild to honor legacy of John T. Scott
[caption id="attachment_16360" align="aligncenter" width="600"] "Memory as Medicine," Radcliffe Bailey. Photo: Courtesy of the High Museum of Art[/caption] New Orleans, LA - The Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) has launched a new donor ...
111 arrested in ‘Wild, Wild East’ drug roundup
In the wake of a steep hike in shootings and homicides in eastern New Orleans, police have made 111 arrests in a massive drug roundup, FOX 8 News reported ...
Local legislator says there will be hard choices in the upcoming session
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Will they hike cigarette taxes or close SUNO? The Pelican State’s fiscal situation is so bad that the House Speaker Pro Tem Walt Leger III believes there ...
RTA to continue to add services demanded by its riders
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Residents at an event organized last month by advocacy group Ride New Orleans discussed bus and streetcar service while the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority outlined what ...

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